Biofortification to Alleviate Micronutrient Malnutrition
A Symposium to Honor 2016 World Food Prize Laureates 


Friday, October 21, 2016
Statler Hotel Amphitheater, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

INSiGHT is bringing you a day long event being organized by Professor Jere Haas (Nancy Schlegel Meinig Professor Emeritus of Maternal and Child Nutrition) and Dr. Saurabh Mehta (Associate Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Nutrition, Einaudi International Faculty Fellow) to recognize 2016 World Food Prize Laureates, Jan Low (1994 Cornell PhD in Agricultural Economics) and Howdy Bouis (Director of HarvestPlus) for their contributions to the development, research and promotion of biofortification as a strategy to alleviate micronutrient malnutrition in developing countries. Biofortification is the process of increasing the density of vitamins and minerals in a crop, through plant breeding or agronomic practices, so that when consumed regularly will generate measurable improvement in vitamin and mineral nutritional status. The symposium will also showcase the many Cornell scientists who have contributed to biofortification research that was the focus of the work recognized by the World Food Prize committee. Please click here for the full program. Please register below so that we can estimate attendance for the event and the reception. 

Live streaming for the keynote from 3:30-5:30 p.m. will be available at this link. Video recordings of the entire event will be posted here shortly. 

Confirmed speakers include: 
World Food Prize laureates (Year) 

Howarth Bouis, HarvestPlus/IFPRI (2016) 
Jan Low, International Potato Centre, Nairobi, Kenya (2016) 
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Division of Nutritional Sciences, and Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, (2001) 

From Cornell - Faculty and Alumni
Jere Haas, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Ross Welch, USDA/ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture & Health 
Raymond Glahn, USDA/ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture & Health
Elad Tako, USDA/ARS, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture & Health
Dennis Miller, Department of Food Science 
Kimberly O'Brien, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Saurabh Mehta, Einaudi International Faculty Fellow, Division of Nutritional Sciences
Julia Finkelstein, Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow, Division of Nutritional Sciences
JV Meenakshi, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India 
Xingen Lei, Department of Animal Science 
Mike Gore, School of Integrative Plant Science 

Sponsored by: 
Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Global Health, and Technology (INSiGHT)

Co-Sponsored by: 
Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
College of Human Ecology
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell Alliance for Science

Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management
International Programs in CALS (IP/CALS) 
Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture, and Development
Program in International Nutrition


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